'Our Waters' online watershed lesson

Students enjoy the Mississippi River as it flows through the Minneapolis and St. Paul river gorge

The Mississippi River is the main river in our local watershed. About half of the continental United States drains water into the Mighty Mississippi.

FMR is proud to conduct indoor and outdoor educational programs for approximately 2,000 youth annually. We are now also offering our educational resources online.

You can find all our lessons, which meet state standards, on our main education activities page and include indoor and outdoor activities as well as note sheets, allowing students to keep track of main ideas while exploring the topic.

'Our Waters'

What is a watershed and how do humans impact both the land and our water's health? Come explore our waters with these videos, note sheets and activities.

And when you're done, please share photos of your watershed drawings or diagrams with us by emailing them to FMR youth coordinator Kate Clayton at kclayton@fmr.org

Full video lesson

Transcript available here.

Supplemental 4-minute video: "What's a watershed?"

To accompany the video(s)...